Three productions of the Stanislavsky Music Theatre have been nominated for the Golden Mask National Theatre Award: the G. Rossini opera L’Italiana in Algeri, the ballets Sleepless choreographed by Jiri Kylian and Mayerling by Kenneth MacMillan. Come see them in December, January and February, that is, even before the official opening of the Golden Mask’s competitive program.
November 22, 23, and 24 will mark a new addition to the Theatre’s repertoire: a night entirely dedicated to the ballets by the great choreographer Jiri Kylian. On these dates, a Russia premiere of the ballet Wings of Wax will be presented. The playbill also includes the ballets Sleepless, Petite mort, and Sechs Tanze.
Advanced ticket sale is open for the traditional winter recital “Opera. Jazz. Blues” by the Theatre’s diva Hibla Gerzmava. The recital is to take place on December 6 on the Main Stage. In this recurring recital , despite its “traditional” character, Ms. Gerzmava always presents something unexpected, as in fact she does in everything else when on stage. Some surprises are undoubtedly in store for you…
Advance ticket sales are now open to the performances of the ballet La Bayadere which are scheduled for March 14 at 7pm and March 15 at 12 noon and 7 pm.
Advanced sale of tickets for other performances opens on December 21
On December 7 and 8, premiere performances of the Sergei Prokofiev opera The Love for Three Oranges took place on stage of the Latvian National Opera. The production was staged by Alexander Titel, Artistic Director of the Stanislavsky Opera, while our Chief Stage Designer Vladimir Arefiev designed the sets and the costumes. Alongside with the Latvian Opera principal singers, participating in the performances was our own Felix Kudryavtsev, who sang the part of the Lady-cook. Congratulations to our colleagues for the success at the premiere!
The Nights of Ballets by Jiri Kylian marked a completion of the International Contemporary Dance Festival DanceInversion-2013. In keeping with its traditions the festival has revealed to the theater goers some previously unknown dance companies. Moreover, for three out of the four foreign companies it was their first visit to Russia. The Brazilian Grupo Corpo, The Sidney Dance Company from Australia, and the MAU Company from New Zealand have given the spectators the idea of what contemporary dance of the Southern Hemisphere is all about. And the one that is known to Muscovites, Compagnie Kafig of France, paid its homage to Asia, having engaged in its production Taiwanese dancers and costume designers. The Festival’s artistic management decided to close it with the ballets by Jiri Kylian performed by the principal dancers of the ballet troupe of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre.
Two outstanding masters, set designer Adomas Jacovskis and costume designer Maria Danilova have presented a scale model of stage scenery and a sketch of costumes for the upcoming production of the opera Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart. Alexander Titel is acting as Stage Director, while William Lacey, as Music Director and Conductor. The opening night is scheduled for June 11, 2014.
Soloist of the Stanislavsky Music Theatre Darya Terekhova had been among leaders at virtually every round of Bolshaya Opera. On November 16, the Rossia-Kultura TV channel featured the final of its opera marathon. Daria Terekhova, having yielded to the winner but a little, received a prestigious special prize. CONGRATULATIONS!
On November 14, decisions by the councils of experts for the Golden Mask National Theatre Award were announced. The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre aspires to winning the following Golden Mask nominations: opera/production, L’italiana in Algeri; ballet/production, Sleepless and Mayerling. Personal nominees are Felix Korobov (opera/conductor) for the production of L’italiana in Algeri; Evgeny Pisarev (opera/stage director); Zinovy Margolin (set designer’s work at musical theatre); Victoria Sevryukova (costume designer’s work at musical theatre); Elena Maximova (opera/female role); and Maxim Mironov (opera/male role). Sergei Polunin is a Golden Mask nominee for the part of Rudolf in the ballet Mayerling. In addition, nominated for the Award are Alexander Titel, for the directing of the opera Boris Godunov at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, and Vladimir Arefiev for the set design of the same production.
Congratulations to our nominees!!!
I. Music from Ustilug: Ukranian, Russian, Polish, Jewish folk songs and melodies
II. Igor Stravinsky. The Rite of Spring (version for 2 piano)
Peter Laul (piano), Pavel Raykerus (piano), Sergey Starostin (vocal, percussian, folk instruments), Virtual Village ensemble
Music by A. Vivaldi, G.Ph. Telemann, J.S. Bach, F. Liszt, A. Piazzola, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Russian folk songs perfomed by Evgenia Afanasieva (soprano), Natalia Muradymova (soprano), Dmitry Kondratkov (baritone), Anastasia Chertok (organ), Anna Kabashnaya (violin), Alina Golubo (viola), Ekaterina Makarova (cello), Natalia Makhotkina (harpsichord, piano), Anastasia Alferova (harp).
Arias, duets and scenes from the operas by G. Verdi perofrmed by Anatoly Loshak (baritone), Natalia Muradymova (soprano), Maria Pakhar (soprano), Valery Mikitsky (tenor), Mikhail Golovushkin (bass).